Putnam Valley Elementary School

Dear PVES Families,

And here we are, at the end of an amazing school year!  I would like to thank all of you for your incredible support this year, your love for your children and their learning progress, and the time you took to volunteer, make donations, and help with school events.  We are an amazing learning community, and together, we make a difference, every day, for every single child.

Congratulations to our fourth graders who were celebrated with a beautiful Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday.  We wish this class much success as they move forward to their middle school years.  We will miss them, and we are so very proud.  This ceremony was livestreamed so that all can see!

Our final Character Education Assembly took place on this past Monday, celebrating all of our growth and important initiatives this year.  Congratulations to all students who have received Character Ed Awards throughout this year.  These commendable traits are so very important to celebrate, each and every day.

Thank you again to our PTA for a wonderful year of engaging events, assemblies, and family fun.  The weather was great for our PV Renegades Night last night, and I know fun was had by all.

Report Cards will be available online at 4:00 PM today.  Hard copies of these Report Cards will be mailed via U.S. mail.  Included in this mailing will be Summer Reading Challenge information (be sure to participate!) and Math Challenge Fun for all students.  It is so very important for our students to keep up their reading, writing, and math skills throughout the summer.  There has been so much academic growth this year!  Class placement for next year will be available toward the end of August.

I would like to take this time to thank our incredible PVES staff for all that they do every day for your children.  I am honored to work with such a talented, caring group of people, who put the well-being of your children first each and every day.  PVES is an amazing school, and our staff is simply incredible.  Thank you for the many gifts and notes that we have received.  We truly appreciate your support and kindness.

Enjoy the summer with your families.  Take the time to savor the small moments and the quiet moments, and the chance to enjoy these magical days of childhood.  The years go by so quickly.

Thank you for everything.  We will see you in September!


Margaret Podesta